Nothing can prepare you for the pain of losing a sibling. My younger brother, Daniel, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia very suddenly a couple of weeks into his sophomore year of college, and he tragically passed away 9 days later.
Daniel was 19 years old. Thoughtful and kind, loving and loyal, he was always trying to make people happy. He had recently discovered a love of cooking and baking, which we all delighted in. He was kind and he was generous with that kindness. He is on our minds and in our hearts every single day.
VCU Massey Cancer Center, who cared for Daniel those last 9 days of his life, is working to save lives and find cures in Virginia, and, to support their life-saving cancer research, I have accepted the Massey Challenge to fundraise at the Ukrop's Monument Avenue 10k.
It would mean a lot to me for you to contribute in honor of Daniel.
Best - Deb